Don’t accompany VIPs on election day – Gombe CP warns escorts

Gombe State Commissioner of Police, CP Oqua Etim, has warned all aides and escorts of top personalities to refrain from accompanying their principals and other politicians to their polling booth. 


Etim who gave out the warning ahead of the forthcoming governorship and state House of Assembly elections in the state, said violation of the directive will attract stringent disciplinary measures from the command.


He said; 


“The idea is to ensure all citizens freely participate in the electoral process devoid of intimidation, harassment or fear. So, all VIP security aides must refrain from accompanying their principals on Election Day.

“The command wishes to once again enjoin all eligible electorates to be law-abiding and turn out to exercise their franchise.”


Etim added that vigilante and hunter groups are not exempted from the order. He said; 


“Those affected in the warning are quasi security outfits such as vigilante groups, hunters, security outfits, and any other voluntary organisation, without legal backing should not form part of the exercise, as such anyone found in uniform flouting this directive will be arrested and arraigned before the court during the forthcoming elections.”

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